Nick Bollinger checks out the solo debut from Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens.
For the past decade Rhiannon Giddens has been the wonderful singer, banjoist and sometimes violin player for the North Carolina string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops. But she’s recently branched out, first playing alongside Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and others on The New Basement Tapes, and now with her first solo album. On Tomorrow Is My Turn Giddens doesn’t exactly makes the collection of classic folk, blues and country songs her own, or if that is even what she’s trying to do. But she sings them like she feels them and loves them. And that, combined with T-Bone Burnett’s spare yet spectacular production, makes it an album that, in turn, is very easy to love.
Songs Featured: Last Kind Words, Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind, Tomorrow Is My Turn, Black Is The Colour, Up Above My Head